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Youth Services

HEALTH SERVICES

Beyond Blue (Youth)

PO Box 6100
Hawthorn West  Vic  3122
Ph: 03 9810 6100
Fax: 03 9810 6111
Freecall: 1300 22 4636
Website: http://www.beyondblue.org.au

Beyond Blue is working to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience.

Butterfly Foundation

PO Box 453
Malvern Vic 3144
Ph: 03 9822 5771
Fax: 03 9822 5776
Freecall: 1800 334 673
Email: info@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au
Website: http://thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

The Butterfly Foundation is dedicated to bringing about change to the culture, policy and practice in the prevention, treatment and support of those affected by eating disorders and negative body image.

Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre North

22 Earl Street
Launceston 7250
Ph: 6334 8776
Free Call: 1800 059 059
Fax: 6331 4395

Young Carers Respite Program – specific funding to provide respite for carers up to the age of 25 years who are at risk of leaving school or study prematurely due to their caring role and responsibility.
Also CCRC offer information and respite for other young carers who are not currently studying.
Outreach service available.

Headspace

Corner of Wellington and Brisbane Street
Launceston 7250
Ph: 6335 3100
Fax: 6335 3127
Email: headspace@cornerstoneyouthservices.com.au

Headspace offer young people aged 12 - 24 years a flexible and confidential service including information, education, support, referral, and counselling on issues such as:

  • Drugs and alcohol (including needle availability program)
  • Sexual health
  • Emergency health care
  • Specialist counselling
  • Mental Health
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Referral services
  • Anything that affects the health and well being of young people

Options are available for working one to one or in groups depending on the young person's personal choice.
Consultation by appointment, drop in consultation depending on availability. Referrals are not necessary. Services provided by the Youth Health Team are free. There is a $3.00 fee for pregnancy testing.
Headspace is open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00

Drug Education Network

72 Tamar Street
Launceston 7250
Ph: 6336 7950
Fax: 6334 4703
Website:  http://www.den.org.au

The DEN has a wide range of resources on alcohol and other drugs for anyone who needs information. We can provide fact sheets, pamphlets, journals and brochures. We also lend education resources including books and videos.
The DEN consults with young people to identify their needs, provide ongoing support for young people in developing their own harm reduction initiatives, and we conduct peer leadership programs.
The DEN offers a range of education programs, sporting programs & community programs, events and public information sessions and one on one information sessions.

Family Based Care Assoc (North)

22 Earl Street
Launceston 7250
Ph: 6331 8188

FBC (North) provides services to young people with disability and to young people who help care for a person with a disability e.g. sibling or parent.
FBC run a  number of programs:

  • school holiday programs including camps, which can be attended by both the person with the disability and the rest of the family,
  • special support for young people with a disability e.g. outings to pictures, football etc,
  • host family respite services allowing young person with a disability to stay over weekend with another family on a regular basis,
  • regular in-home respite and personal care services to young people with a disability
Family Planning Tas

269 Wellington Street
Launceston 7250
Ph: 6343 4566
Fax: 6343 6766
Website: http://www.fpt.asn.au

Family Planning Tasmania promotes and enhances sexual wellbeing for all Tasmanians.
Free, confidential and inclusive clinic services provided by doctors, nurses and counsellors with special training in sexual health for:

  • Contraception
  • Sexual health checks eg pap smears and breast examinations
  • Sexual relationship counselling
  • Safer sex information
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • HIV testing
  • Pregnancy testing and counselling
  • Emergency contraception
  • Period problems
  • Difficulty becoming pregnant

FPT also offers community education, human relations support programs, professional training, advocacy and research and project work.

The Launceston Family Planning clinic is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5pm.

Kids Helpline

GPO Box 2469
Brisbane Qld 4001
Ph: 07 3369 1588
Fax: 07 3367 1266
Freecall: 1800 55 1800
Website: http://www.kidshelp.com.au

Kids Helpline is a free 24 hour counselling service for Australian kids and young people aged 5-25 years.

Life Line

Launceston 7250
Ph: 6224 3450
Mob: 0409 402 304
Freecall: 13 11 14
Website: http://www.lifeline.org.au
Email: info.south@lifelinetasmania.org.au 

Lifeline provides all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to online, phone and face-to-face crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Move well, Eat well

25 Argyle Street
Hobart 7000
Ph: 03 6222 7387
Email: movewelleatwell@ dhhs.tas.gov.au
Website: http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/mwew

Move Well Eat Well is working to promote healthy eating and physical activity as a normal and positive part of every child's day.

Oakrise – Child and Adolescent Mental Health

3 Kelman Street
Launceston 7250
Ph: 6336 2867
Fax: 6336 2886

Oakrise offer individual and family assessments and education, counseling and group work for a range of issues: Severe anxiety/stress, phobias, compulsive behaviours, obsessional thoughts, eating disorders, depression, suicidal thoughts and behaviours, assessments, skills – building and coping skills, and consultation, support and education for other professionals.

Reach

152-156 Wellington Street
Collingwood Vic 3066
Ph: 03 9412 0900
Email: info@reach.org.au
Website: http://www.reach.org.au

Reach’s purpose is to create safe and supportive spaces where teenagers can connect and share stories honestly; spaces where they can experience belonging, discover their strengths, and build their self-efficacy and resilience.

Sexual Health North

42 Canning Street
Launceston 7250
Ph: 6336 2216
Fax: 6331 3454
Freecall: 1800 675 859 

Sexual Health North of clinical services, counseling and health promotion in relation to sexual health checks, STI’s diagnosis and treatment, HIV care, viral hepatitis care, management of vulval discomfort and pain, genital dermatology, sexual response and desire, sexual practices and safety, sex worker issues, sexual orientation and gender identity. Low cost vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B are available. Safer sex supplies can be purchased.
Sexual Health Service Tasmania works with individuals, couples, families and communities where appropriate.
Appointments in the Launceston office can be made by phoning the above number.
Sexual Health North is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm.

Headspace

http://www.headspace.org.au/northerntasmania


 

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Studentworks

199 George Town Road
Rocherlea  7248
Ph: 6326 4514
Fax: 6326 3877
Website: http://studentworks.net.au

Studentworks offer vocational education and training in the following trade related areas for students in the 14 to 16 age group, who require an intensive, practical learning environment:
Retail, Hospitality, Warehousing, Engineering, Furnishing
Outreach service available to the West Tamar area.

Tasmanian Polytechnic

93 Patterson Street & 10-16 Wellington Street
Launceston 7250
Ph: 1300 655 307
Or visit http://polytechnic.tas.edu.au

Over 450 courses offered. Full-time, part-time and on-line distant courses available.

Adult Education

51 York Street
Launceston 7250
Ph: 6336 2802
Fax: 6331 4113
Website: http://www.adulteducation.tas.gov.au

A range of courses available from sewing, public speaking, jewellery making, computers and budgeting.  Visit the website or phone for a course booklet. New courses are advertised on the website and through the newspaper. Limited outreach courses available to the West Tamar.

National Joblink

189 Charles Street,
Launceston  7250
Ph: 6334 4966
Fax: 6334 5037
Freecall: 1300 136 496
Website:  http://www.njl.org.au  

Youth Pathways offers one-on-one assistance to help students work out their strengths, goals and barriers. It offers individual support and guidance to help overcome barriers, support to help achieve goals and other services aimed at making students better equipped to successfully get through school to further education, training or employment.
Outreach service available to the West Tamar area

NJL is a nationally recognised training organisation that provides training to young people undertaking traineeships, young people who wish to attain pre-employment learning and who are currently working.


 

EMPLOYMENT

JobNet Tasmania
4 Willis Street
Launceston 7250
PO Box 570
Mowbray 7248
Ph: 6331 4833
Fax: 6334 3540
Website: http://www.jobnet.org.au

JobNet Tasmania offers traineeships and apprenticeships in a range of industries. Phone today to register and submit resume for any possible positions

National Joblink

189 Charles Street,
Launceston 7250
Ph: 6334 4966
Fax: 6334 5037
Freecall: 1300 136 496
Website:  http://www.njl.org.au

Youth Pathways offers one-on-one assistance to help students work out their strengths, goals and barriers. It offers individual support and guidance to help overcome barriers, support to help achieve goals and other services aimed at making students better equipped to successfully get through school to further education, training or employment.
Outreach service available to the West Tamar area

NJL is a nationally recognised training organisation that provides training to young people undertaking traineeships, young people who wish to attain pre-employment learning and who are currently working.

Salvation Army Employment Plus

1st Floor
102 Cameron Street
Launceston  7250
Ph: 6323 0300
Fax: 6323 0325
Email: Launceston_eplus@aep.salvationarmy.org

Salvation Army Employment Plus offers young people access to job search facilities, job matching and placement services, access to current job vacancies, job search training including resume and application letter writing at their Launceston offices.


 

YOUTH SERVICES (General)

Anglicare Tasmania

Financial Counselling Service
122 Elizabeth Street
Launceston  7250
Ph: 6334 6060
Fax: 6334 3703
Freecall: 1800 243 232
Website: http://www.anglicare-tas.org.au

Financial counselling offers one-on-one confidential counselling to assist with debt crisis situations, negotiating with creditors, advocating on behalf of clients, referral to other suitable programs offering relevant support or assistance. We can also offer community education sessions to cover, for example, budgeting, financial literacy, money management etc.
Other youth services available as well including accommodation, employment and counselling
Outreach service available.

Beaconsfield House

92 Weld Street
Beaconsfield  7270
Ph: 6383 1110
Fax: 6383 1791
Email: beacy.h@bigpond.net.au

Offer a range of activities and courses for young people. Also offer child care services.

Centrelink

8 Boland St.
Launceston 7250
Ph: 131021
Freecall 1800 050 004
Website: http://www.centrelink.gov.au

Centrelink offer a range of services including employment, counselling, and a range of payments including austudy, rental assistance, career choices and pathways etc
Outreach service is available.

Foundation for Young Australians

PO Box 396
Launceston  7250
Ph: 6323 3102
Website: http://www.fya.org.au.

The Loft Youth Cub at Beaconsfield

Beaconsfield Community Centre
92 Weld Street
Beaconsfield  7270
Ph: 6383 1365
Mob: 0429 416 310
Email: stewart.bell@wtc.tas.gov.au 

The Loft @ Beaconsfield (Beaconsfield Community Centre, Weld St) is open every Wednesday from 3.00-5.30pm for all West Tamar residents aged 10-16. Come and join Stew, Claire and Leonie for fun games, sports, 8-ball, art, cooking or just to hang out! Best of all it's free if you live in the West Tamar area! New activities every week! For more information contact Stewart.

Mummies and Munchkins @ Tresca

Tresca Community Centre
Main Road
Exeter  7275
Ph: 63944231
Email: mummiesandmunchkins@hotmail.com

Mummies and Munchkins is a playgroup/support group for young parents under the age of 25. Get to know other parents of a similar age. Free tea, coffee and lunch are supplied along with craft activities. Previous activities include candle making, jewellery making, chocolate making, reflexology, baby massage and card reading.
Every Monday from 11am to 2pm at Tresca, transport available.

Office of Children and Youth Affairs - Linkzone

PO Box 123
Hobart  7001
Ph: 6232 7133
Fax: 6233 7695
Website: http://www.linkzone.tas.gov.au 
Email: cdd@dpac.tas.gov.au 

Linkzone is a youth web portal where young people can go and easily access a range of information through other, already established, advisory and information web sites. It concentrates on Tasmanian sites and services for young people but also includes other Australian and International sites. Where possible, Linkzone aims to provide young people with links to services in their local area. The site covers topics such as health and wellbeing, legal information, money, relationships, entertainment, sport and recreation, accommodation, education, employment and transport.

Rumpus Youth Centre at Legana

Memorial Hall
Corner Fulton & Bulman Streets
Legana Tas  7277
Ph: 6323 9206
Mob:  0429 416 310
Email: stewart.bell@wtc.tas.gov.au

Rumpus Youth Centre @ Legana (Memorial Hall, corner of Fulton and Bulman Streets) is open every Tuesday from 3.30-5.30 for all West Tamar residents aged 10-16. Come and join Stew and Claire for fun games, sports, 8-ball, art, cooking or just to hang out! Best of all it's free if you live in the West Tamar area! New activities every week! For more information contact Stewart. 

Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania

62 York Street
Launceston  7250
Ph: 6331 6154
Fax: 6334 4386
Website: http://www.ruralyouth.com.au
Email: admin@ruralyouth.com.au 

Tasmanian Youth Consultative Committee (TYCC)

45 Sandy Bay Road
Hobart  7004
Ph: 63223 5511
Fax: 6223 2255

TYCC is a committee of young people that exists to act, consult and inform on youth issues. Young people in the West Tamar area are eligible for membership of this statewide body.

Whitelion Inc

34 Paterson Street,
Launceston  7250
Ph: 6331 2900
Fax: 6331 3900
Website: http://www.whitelion.asn.au

Whitelion offers mentoring, supported employment programs, exposure to role models, inclusion in activities and workshops for young people involved or at risk of involvement with the Youth Justice System.
Outreach service available to the West Tamar area

Youth Network of Tasmania

236 Sandy Bay Road
Sandy Bay 7005
Ph: 6223 5511
Mob: 0458 235 511
Fax: 6223 2255
Website: http://www.ynot.org.au
Email: admin@ynot.org.au

YNOT is the peak body for the youth sector in Tasmania. It ensures that young people and service providers are involved in identifying and responding to youth issues. It also advises government on these issues.

Youth on Paterson

Pilgrim Church
38 Paterson Street
Launceston 7250
Ph: 6331 8466
Website: http://pilgrimlaunceston.org.au
Email: pilgrim@tassie.net.au 

 

CONTACT US
Council Chambers Beaconsfield
West Street Beaconsfield Tas 7270
Phone 03 6383 6350 (8am-5pm Mon-Fri)
Council Office Riverside
Eden Street Riverside Tas 7250
Phone 03 6323 9300 (8am-5pm Mon-Fri)
Postal Address
PO Box 59 Beaconsfield Tas 7270
Email wtc@wtc.tas.gov.au